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Company: Cedars-Sinai
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Do you have apassion for the highest clinical quality and patient happiness? Would you liketo use your clinical competencies with an organization known nationally forexcellence in cancer treatment, research and education? We would be happy tohear from you! Please consider the following exciting opportunity with one ofthe most outstanding and dynamic places to work in the medical field as yournext career move.


TheAngeles Clinic & Research Institute has established an international reputation for developingnew cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditionaltreatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation ofclinicians. We are committed to bringing innovative therapeutic options to allthose we serve with cancer. You can look forward to working closely with ourboard-certified fellowship-trained medical oncologists, surgeons,immunotherapists, pathologists, and dermatologists to advance cancer care.


As a ClinicalNurse III, you will serve in a leadership role and function to assist oncologypatients with medical care and treatment. You will interact directly withpatients, both in person and at the time of clinic appointments and visits, aswell as by telephone, to respond to inquiries. This position functions as anOncology Registered Nurse performing professional clinical duties in theinfusion clinic to provide quality patient care.

Summary of Essential Duties:
  • Oversee

    medical assistant/LVNs in infusion center.
  • Review

    charts each afternoon prior to the day's appointments.
  • Ensure

    protocol is signed off by physician and authorization obtained from

    billing office.
  • Carry

    out physicians' orders in a professional and timely manner
  • Accurate

    and timely completion of daily charge slips.
  • Draw

    blood samples as appropriate and perform phlebotomies.
  • Participate

    in patient education, including use of handouts, videos, audio materials,

    and other educational devices. The patient, family members or friends may

    need education related to specific cancers, chemotherapy, antiemetic agents,

    side effects, venous access devices, procedures, and informal emotional

    counseling.
  • Maintain

    appropriate records of clinical activities
  • Advise

    supervisor, physicians, or administrator of possible or actual problems.
  • Participate

    in planning workshops, evaluation meetings, seminars, educational or

    administrative meetings as necessary or requested
  • Maintain

    scheduling of chemotherapy treatments, outside labs and other tests as

    needed.
  • Review

    and adhere to department policies and procedures to maintain proficiency

    in operating guidelines.
  • Maintain

    confidentiality when performing all duties and responsibilities.
  • Assist

    with specimen testing as needed.
  • Seek

    guidance and direction, as necessary, for the successful completion of job

    duties, ask appropriate questions when in doubt.
  • Responsible

    for infection prevention (Hand Washing, Use of PPEs, and Environmental

    Prep) throughout the shift.


Education:

  • Graduate

    of an accredited nursing program required
  • BSN

    preferred

License/CertificateRequirements:

  • Current

    California RN License required
  • Current

    Chemo-Bio Certificate required (or willing to obtain within 30 days from

    start date)
  • BLS

    from the American Heart Association required
  • Oncology

    Certified Nurse (OCN) preferred

Experience:

  • A

    minimum of 5 years of recent experience in Oncology nursing required
  • We

    are seeking an RN experienced and proficient in peripheral IV/central line

    access and phlebotomy
  • Prior

    Charge Nurse experience preferred
Physical Demands:
  • You will work in a generally clean environment, but may be exposed to chemotherapy, chemotherapy-contaminated waste, and infectious materials including blood, body fluids and possible communicable diseases.
  • The work environment requires you to use protective barriers, such as gowns, gloves, masks and goggles/protective face shield to ensure protection especially when mixing and or administering chemotherapy, hazardous drugs, or contact with blood or bodily fluids.


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